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Starting a Business

Ready for Anything

To Get People to Back Your Ideas, First Find the Right People

Tap relationships – and needs – to get traction for your projects.
Online Business

Don't Start an Online Business Unless You're Willing to Run the Gauntlet

A successful online business is a blissful way to make a living. Building a successful online business is a lot of hard work you may never get paid for.
Success Strategies

A 3-Step Formula to Success -- Really

You must fine-tune your ability to acutely break down a problem and come up with an efficient solution.
Pitching

The Do's and Don'ts of Acing a Pitch Competition

These simple but important pointers will help you shine as you present your business to the judges.
Failure

3 Signs You're Better Off Abandoning Your Idea

The best time to embrace failure is before it becomes catastrophe.
Customer Relationship

How to Talk to Your Very First Customers

Creating valuable products requires getting valuable feedback. Who you talk to early on counts for a whole lot.
Startup Basics

7 Ways Founders Demonstrate They Can Run a Startup

Because there are so many unknowns after a business starts, this is no time to delegate or hire outside consultants to handle core functions.
Ready for Anything

7 Tips for Cold-Calling Success

The cold call can be painful. Here are some tips for getting through it successfully.
Entrepreneur Mindset

To Succeed, Chill Out and Take One Thing at a Time

Sometimes all the little things build up and can overwhelm an entrepreneur. According to the founder of Blind Barber, don't let them.
Starting a Business

How This Craft Cidery Got Off the Ground

Learn how to get a craft cidery up and running from a startup that's been there.
Small Cities

Small Biz Thrives in Small Cities with These 3 Characteristics (Infographic)

Entrepreneurs should consider these factors when choosing their base of operations.
Launching a Business

Why Building Your Business Comes Before Building Your Brand

Brands are built on the quality of the products and services a business provides. Get that right and your brand will do fine.
Entrepreneurship

11 Truths About Being an Entrepreneur

Starting and building your own business is not easy. Nothing worth the effort ever is.
Project Grow

Industries Driving the Top 10 Small Cities for Business Owners

Here's a closer look at what makes the top small cities shine for local entrepreneurs.
The Tour

Tour Amazon's Funky Pop-up Loft Designed for Tech Entrepreneurs

The new co-working space is designed to showcase Amazon's cloud services capabilities as that sector heats up.